Organic Coconut Chips

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Description

Organic Coconut Chips transport you to the tropics.

We love all things coconut for their nutrition and delicious flavour.  If you are lucky enough to have travelled in Asia you will be very familiar with how versatile and tasty the coconut is.  Luckily we don’t have to travel far to find ‘coconutty’ things these days and organic coconut chips are a great high protein/good fat snack to have on the go.

These chips are made from the white flesh of the coconut, the coconut meat is shredded and dehydrated at low temperatures.

High sugar snacks like dried fruit can leave you feeling tired so coconut offers a great balance.  You can make a great trail mix with coconut chips, nuts, seeds and mixed vine fruit.  If you like baking then coconut chips can add a tropical feel to most recipes. Add some coconut chips to these vegan and gluten free granola bars to make them even more delicious.

Origin: Vietnam

Allergy Information: Packed in a premises that handles gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Coconut Chips.

Organic Coconut Chips are high in Copper, Manganese and Selenium. They are a source of B6, Zinc, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium.

B-Vitamins: This group of vitamins contribute to normal psychological function, normal function of the immune system and contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Zinc: This nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system and DNA synthesis. It also protects cells from oxidative stress which is so important in a world where our bodies are exposed to so many toxins daily

Potassium: This essential nutrient contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle function and the normal maintenance of blood pressure

Selenium: This is an important nutrient which is present in a lot of whole foods, particularly brazil nuts. It contributes to normal thyroid function, immune system function, maintenance of normal nails and hair. Additionally it protects cells from oxidative stress and contributes to spermatogenesis which is why it is linked to fertility.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, formation of connective tissue and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Phosphorus: This abundant mineral contributes to energy-yielding metabolism, function of cell membranes and the maintenance of bones and teeth.

Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it. Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, immune system function, reduction of tiredness, energy-yielding metabolism, formation of red blood cells, transportation of oxygen and cell division.

Magnesium: This wonderful nutrient is often referred to as natures tranquilliser. It is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance. It is also needed for normal nervous system and muscle function.

Copper: This trace mineral is needed to protect cells from oxidative stress and for normal function of the immune system. It also contributes to normal connective tissue and functioning of the nervous system.

Typical Nutrient Values Per 100g:
Energy 2763kj/660kcal
Fat 64.5g
of which saturates 57.2g
Carbohydrate 23.7g
of which sugars 7.4g
Fibre 16.3g
Protein 6.9g
Salt 0.03mg
Typical Vitamin/Mineral Values Per 100g:
B6 0.3mg 15% RI
Iron 3.3mcg 18% RI
Magnesium 90.0mg 23% RI
Phophorus 206mg 21% RI
Potassium 543mg 16% RI
Zinc 2.3mg 15% RI
Copper 0.8mg 40% RI
Manganese 2.7mg 137% RI
Selenium 18.5mg 26% RI

*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. Snack on these straight from the bag for a healthy, tasty treat.
  2. They can be added to home-made muesli recipes or cereal bars
  3. Try making your own trail mix with coconut chips, nuts and dried fruit.